VVS Laxman was a member of the Indian side that toured Australia in 2011/12 © Getty Images
VVS Laxman was a member of the Indian side that toured Australia in 2011/12 © Getty Images

Oct 24, 2014

Banking on the abundance of talented Indian cricketers, former India batting great V.V.S. Laxman on Friday exuded confidence about the Indian cricket team doing well in its upcoming tour to Australia.

The stylish batsman who has been roped in as a batting consultant for the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) ‘Vision 2020’ initiative, said India’s disastrous England tour earlier in the year, was a learning curve for the team.

“There is no doubt, they can definitely do well, we have seen that at Lords, where this team achieved one of India’s greatest overseas win. They have got the potential, they have the talent it’s just that they need to convert this into performance,” Laxman told media persons here.

“We lost the England series badly but it was a great learning experience for many of the players who played for the first time in English conditions. So, I am sure they will do well in Australia and the reason for that is their talent,” he stressed. India will tour Australia later this year for a four-match Test rubber and a One-Day International series involving the hosts and England.

With the ICC World Cup 2015 beginning soon after it, the tour assumes greater significance. During the last tour in 2011-2012, India lost the four-match Test series 0-4.